Rosen College of Hospitality Management Joins ARDA Timeshare Association

UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management joins ARDA timeshare association.

UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management has joined the American Resort Development Association (ARDA), the largest timeshare association in the US. ARDA is the Washington D.C.-based trade association that represents the timeshare, vacation ownership, and resort development industries, seeking to promote industry growth and development through legislative advocacy, professional and educational networking, industry news and knowledge, and professional development.

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida (Orlando) was established in 1983 as an offshoot of the Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies, a program that honored Pope, who was the owner of Cypress Gardens and a pioneer in Florida’s tourism industry. In 2004, the program was recognized as a full college and today offers three undergraduate degrees and two graduate degrees in the field of hospitality. The College is led by a respected faculty that includes educators and leaders from both academics and the hospitality industry itself.

Dr. Amy Gregory, Rosen College visiting assistant professor and liaison for ARDA timeshare association explains, “With our university located in the largest timeshare resort destination in the world, there are numerous opportunities for Rosen College and its students to benefit from academic and practical study of this industry segment. More specifically, ARDA sponsors academic scholarships and mentoring opportunities for students interested in pursuing a career in the timeshare industry.”

The Rosen College recognizes that membership in ARDA provides opportunities and exposure for its students to leading timeshare resort industry professionals, best business practices, news, scholarships, and research opportunities.

Visit to learn more about the opportunities of hospitality industry education at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management.